Status Yellow Rain Warning

  • Two separate status Yellow warnings have been issued by Met Eireann for western counties this afternoon.

    A status Yellow Wind warning comes into effect across counties Mayo, Galway, Donegal and Kerry from 3pm this afternoon with south to Southwest winds of 50 to 65 km/hr and  gusts 90 to 110 km/hr, strongest on exposed coasts and hills.

    The Wind Warning will remain in place until 11am tomorrow (Saturday).

    In addition a status Yellow Rainfall warnng also comes into effect from 3pm this afternoon for counties Mayo, Galway, Sligo and Donegal.

    Heavy rain is predicted with accumulations of 40-50mm over the period with localised flooding. At the coast, high seas and strong to gale force southerly winds will combine to give a risk of coastal flooding.

    The Rainfall warning over these counties remain in place until 3pm tomorrow afternoon (Sat)

  • A 48-hour status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for four counties in the north-west.

    The alert, for Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal, will come into effect tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock.

    Heavy rain and blustery conditions are expected to last until the same time on Monday morning.

    Met Éireann says the heaviest rain will fall over mountainous areas with a risk of flash flooding.

  • Galway is one of 14 counties where a status yellow rainfall warning is in place today.

    The warning, which came into effect at 2am, will continue until midnight tonight.

    Met Eireann says heavy rain could lead to localised flooding in places.

    The  status yellow warning is in effect for all of counties in the southern half of the country, up as far as Galway.


  • Met Eireann is warning of heavy and persistent rain from tonight until Friday morning, with a status yellow rainfall warning in place for Connacht and 5 other counties along the western seaboard.

    The forecasters says the heavy rain will lead to some flooding and disruption.

    Up to 60 mm of rain is expected across the region - higher in mountainous areas.

    The warning comes into effect from midnight tonight until 6am Friday morning.

    There are also gale warnings and small craft warnings in place today.




  • Heavy rain can be expected across Connacht later today and tonight, as Met Eireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for the Connacht counties, as well as Donegal, Clare and Kerry.

    The alert comes into effect from 2pm this afternoon for 24 hours, with the forecaster warning that heavy rain later today, tonight and tomorrow may cause some river and localised flooding.


  • The heavy rainfall overnight and this morning is causing problems for motorists in some areas of the West.

    Mayo County Council has received some reports of localised spot flooding, while there's a tree down on the Derrywash road in Castlebar.

    And a number of roads in Connemara are impassable this morning, following heavy rainfall overnight. 

    Gardaí say part of the N59 road from Maam Cross to Recess is flooded, with flooding also reported around Kylemore. 

    Fire service personnel have been evacuating in the Clifden Glen estate in Clifden, as the river overflowed. 

    Met Eireann has upgraded its status yellow rainfall warning to cover all of the Connacht counties, as well as Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal.

    The forecaster is warning of further falls of heavy rain today with localised flooding and hazardous weather conditions.

    The warning remains in place until 9pm tonight.

  • Met Eireann has updated in status yellow rainfall warning for Mayo and Galway.

    The warning will now come into effect from 4pm this afternoon until 12 noon tomorrow.

    The forecaster is warning of spells of heavy rain moving eastwards over Ireland this evening, overnight and tomorrow morning, giving up to 40 mm of rain and a risk of localised flooding.

    The status yellow warning also affects Clare, Cork, Kerry, Waterford and Wicklow.

  • Weather forecasters are warning of more flooding in parts of the region over the next 24 hours.

    A yellow rainfall warning is in place until tomorrow morning for all of Connacht, along with Longford, Donegal, Clare and Kerry.

    Met Eireann says heavy rainfall tonight and tonight could bring 25 to 40mm, and localised flooding is likely.

    It follows two storms over the past ten days, which also brought torrential rain, and lots of land is still saturated.

  • Met Éireann has extended a Status Yellow warning for rainfall to all counties this morning.

    Thundery downpours could lead to accumulations of between 25 and 40mm, with the risk of localised flooding.

    The alert remains in place until 3 o'clock tomorrow (Saturday) morning.

  • A status yellow rain warning has been issued for counties in the South and West of the country for this evening.

    This follows a status yellow wind warning that is already in place for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry.

    Met Éireann says these conditions will remain in place until tomorrow.

    Forecaster John Eagleton, says strong gusts and high seas are expected.

  • Heavy rainfall and spot flooding is on the way for some parts of the country today.

    Met Eireann has issued a status yellow rain warning that comes into effect from noon today until 9 o'clock tonight.

    It predicts heavy thundery downpours which will lead to high intensity rainfall with some localised spot flooding possible.

    The western half of the country and the Midlands, are said to be most at risk.


  • A status yellow rainfall warning remains in place in Mayo and Galway until 6 pm this evening.

    Met Eireann is predicting up to 50 millimetres of rainfall which may result in flooding and hazardous driving conditions.

    The forecast is for a wet & windy day, with heavy rain for much of the day. 



  • A status yellow rainfall warning has come in to effect for five counties in the West & Northwest.

    Mayo, Galway, Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal will be hit with persistent and occasionally heavy rain for the rest of today and all day tomorrow.

    Met Eireann says the highest rainfall will be in coastal areas and on hills and mountains, with a risk of localised flooding in places.

    The status yellow warning remains in place until midnight tomorrow night (Thursday).




  • The status yellow rainfall warning has been extended until tomorrow afternoon in counties Mayo, Galway and Donegal.

    Met Eireann says spells of persistent rain will continue this afternoon, tonight and tomorrow, with rainfall amounts of 25-35 mm in parts- mainly on high ground.

    The rainfall warning has been extended until 3pm tomorrow afternoon.

    The weather will stay unsettled over the weekend, according to forecasters, with further outbreaks of rain on Saturday and Sunday, and turning gradually cooler.



  • A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for five counties along the west and southern coasts.

     The alert will be in place from 6pm this evening until 6pm tomorrow evening for Mayo, Galway, Cork, Kerry and Waterford.

    Met Eireann says up to 50 millimetres of rain is possible with flooding in places.

    Motorists are being advised of reduced visibility and hazardous driving conditions in some areas.




  • A status yellow rainfall warning has been issued for Galway,Mayo, Sligo and Donegal for tomorrow and Saturday.

    Met Eireann is warning of heavy rain, with accumulations of 40-50 mm with localised flooding, and the warning is valid from 3pm Friday until 3pm Saturday.

    At the coast, high seas and strong to gale force southerly winds will combine to give a risk of coastal flooding.



  • There is extensive flooding on roads this morning following very heavy rain over the last 24 hours.

    Up to 50 millimetres of rain is likely to fall in parts of Ireland today, causing more localised flooding.

    A yellow rainfall warning is place for Connacht and Donegal until 3 o'clock this afternoon.

    Forecasters are also warning of winds of up to 110 kilometres an hour today in Mayo, Galway, Donegal, and Kerry.

  • There's more rain on the way, with a status yellow rainfall warning issued for Connacht for tomorrow.

    Met Eireann has issued the warning for Connacht, Longford, Donegal, Clare and Kerry and is forecasting heavy rainfall through Wednesday and into tomorrow night, with 25 to 40mm expected.

    Localised flooding is likely, as ground is saturated at the moment and river levels are already elevated following recent heavy rainfall.

    The rainfall warning takes effect from 4am tomorrow morning until 4am Thursday morning.

  • A belt of heavy rain is due to hit the country on Saturday, with high winds also likely.

    Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow weather alert for the entire country for Saturday and is warning of hazardous conditions resulting from heavy rain.

    Forecasters say the exact details of this incoming weather system are uncertain at the moment and they are advising people to listen out for any further warnings.





  • A status Yellow Wind and Rain warning is in place at present across Connaught counties.

    Both came into effect in the early hours of this morning.

    Southeasterly winds are expected to reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/hr. Gusts will exceed these values in exposed coastal areas and on higher ground, especially in the southwest.

    A Status Yellow rainfall warning has been issued for 13 counties nationally, including counties Mayo and Galway.

    The warnings will remain in place until 6pm this evening.

    Heavy rain is expected to lead to accumulations of around 25 to 40mm - but forecasters warned it may exceed these limits in mountainous areas.

    While no problems with flooding has been reported across the county so far this morning, Mayo County Council is advising motorists of possible flooding along the R-313 Belmullet Blacksod road due to winds and high tides of up to 5.5m and possible flooding may occur on Shore road, School road and Bridge road in Belmullet due to the weather

    Residents and motorists along these roads are advised to take due caution.